It’s time to curb service industry harassment by ending dependence on tipping
POINT OF POWER: STATE POLICE TRAINING INCLUDED ‘HATEFUL, TERRIFYING’ SLIDE SHAMING PROTESTER
“For them to use a hateful meme of me in what is supposedly training material is just terrifying,” Sullivan wrote. “It shows just how openly they condone harassment campaigns against anti-racist protesters.”
THE COMBINED MIGHT OF BARISTAS AND BARTENDERS
“The restaurant industry, the coffee industry, hospitality in general is inherently, I think, a social industry. People go to cafes to meet other people, to talk and connect, and I said that’s perfect.”
V-DAY 2018: FINALLY A BUNCH OF REASONS TO EMBRACE FEBRUARY AROUND BOSTON
This year, a group of Boston hospitality industry pros are turning mid-February into a series of events in the name of V-Day, a global activist movement fighting to end violence against women and girls.
SHIRLEY, YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS
A reporter’s fight to learn more about harassment in a small town’s police department
MACRO AGGRESSIONS: TRUMP FLAGS, RIGHT-WING MEMES LINE WALLS AT BOSTON COMPANY, WORKERS BE DAMNED
Incendiary Pepe the Frog memes, printed out and hung around the office. A Trump Make America Great Again flag covering a large portion of a workspace wall. An image of Bernie Sanders with the word “Cuck” printed over his chest.
A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND
Should the consequences be applied bluntly or is there any room for nuance? I mean, I don’t want a boss who even grabbed one ass. But, would I be okay with a one-time ass-grab senator if he votes to keep Obamacare? I’m not sure how to judge.
BLOOD SUCKERS: CALL CENTER WORKERS BATTLE ABUSIVE CUSTOMERS, MANAGERS, BEDBUGS
This time, it was an infestation in the company’s third- and fourth-floor call centers at 294 Washington St in Downtown Crossing. The bed bugs issue, which has reportedly been a problem since April and continues to plague the company’s Boston offices, was the tipping point for SimpliSafe workers.
INTRODUCING ‘TERMS OF SERVICE,’ A NEW INDUSTRY COLUMN BY HALEY HAMILTON
There are many talented people in the Boston service industry who have chosen this line of work because we like it ... and we usually do OK for ourselves financially.
HARSH PENALTIES FOR HARSH TRUTHS
It’s obvious that Ryan is looking for revenge and retribution, not justice, especially considering the fact that two of the remaining defendants were street medics who were not in the road.